Things Fall Apart : African Trilogy

  • by Chinua Achebe
  • Narrated by Peter Francis James
  • Series: African Trilogy
  • 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Okonowo is the greatest warrior alive and one of the most powerful men of his clan. Determined not to be like his father, he refuses to show weakness to anyone - even if the only way he can master his feelings is with his fists. When outsiders threaten the traditions of his clan, Okonowo takes violent action. Will the great man's dangerous pride eventually destroy him?

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African classic

Excellent decades-old book offering insights into colonial penetration of Africa and how Christianity took hold. Insights also into local cultures, social mores and how communities were organised and structured to maintain a degree of peace and harmony and how traditional and modern worlds collided. An enjoyable and interesting African classic!



Despite being well read, a Nigerian narrator would have added value to the recording.
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- Anthony

Not my first choice for narrator

Great story, beautifully told and vividly described.
I'd just have preferred a narrator able to give a more authentic sounding voice to the characters... The audiobook of Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche was a great example of a story about Nigerian people, with tastefully done, real sounding characters. Not this grave sounding American accent for the main man in the story...
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- Luke Beckett

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-06-2010
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks